Universal Pictures has moved its horror remake Dracula from an August 8, 2014 release to October 3, 2014. It will now go up against Fox's The Book of Life in its new date. If it would have stayed in the August 8 slot, it would have gone up against Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Hundred-Foot Journey.
Luke Evans stars as Dracula in this reboot that takes elements from Bram Stoker's novel and blends it with the true story of Vlad the Impaler. Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper and Samantha Barks co-star. Production is currently under way in Belgrade, Serbia, and we reported yesterday that Legendary Pictures may co-finance the project under their new five-year deal with Universal.
In related news, Universal has also set a September 12, 2014 release date for Search Party, which stars Krysten Ritter and Alison Brie. The Hangover writer Scot Armstrong makes his directorial debut with the comedy, which follows two friends who decide to reunite their buddy with the woman he was originally set to marry. No other movies are slated for release on September 12, 2014 at this time.